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  • Sharp signs A School on the Prairie - Hesston College
    the high bidder at the auction of the first copy of the book to increase the bid an extra 50 to get his signature on it Sharp received numerous accolades for the history book that he said was his obsession for the past four years The books arrived in Hesston from Cascadia Publishing House on Aug 31 In a video Cascadia publisher Michael King said that Sharp crossconnected the stories of the college and church so that the Hesston story is the Mennonite Church story He said the book has 500 pages of intriguing anecdotes Sharp reported that having to choose what to include and what to leave out was one of his most difficult challenges He quoted a piece of advice given to writers Leave out the parts people will skip but said that wasn t at all helpful Sharp thanked people who began brainstorming the plans for a Centennial book eight years ago for making room for college archives in the basement of Smith Center and for organizing the archives copying numerous articles from church and student periodicals offering counsel editing but not micromanaging the project Some of those named were former President Loren Swartzendruber Interim President Peter Wiebe President Howard Keim archivist Sandra Richard volunteers Bill Zuercher and Becky Roth publisher Michael King historians James Mininger James Juhnke and Joe Miller Centennial committee co chairs Elam Peachey and Dallas Stutzman and most of all his wife Michele Miller Sharp and the couple s children Sharp said his research indicates that Hesston College is at its best when it is innovative flexible egalitarian and attentive to the church President Keim said This book will help us understand our own culture and Hesston College s place in broader Mennonite history Sharp said The story goes on and leaves the writer behind I hope the book will stand on its own two feet after all it has a spine Also making their debut Friday night were the Hesston College Centennial Cookbook in the fragrant and velvety air a CD of Hesston College Music a video DVD of Glimpses of A School on the Prairie and Centennial Living the Vision pottery mugs made by Steve and Jane Kauffman 74 Fry of Elk Falls Kan Pottery Four hundred of the 500 cookbooks printed by Baker Brothers Hillsboro sold during the weekend Ken Rodgers said he got the idea for a Centennial music CD from a similar project at St Olaf College The Hesston CD has 30 tracks beginning with a monophonic recording of God So Loved the World sung by the college choir directed by John P Duerkson in the 1950s Rodgers credited Phil Hoffman for digitizing the music from LP records and cassette tapes to preserve it and make it available for the Centennial CD DaLonna Schroeder academic assistant edited the cookbook which grew to contain 935 recipes The earliest recipe is a 1912 cookie recipe submitted by a granddaughter of A L Hess The fun part of her work Schroeder

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  • Heritage Auction during Centennial Homecoming will support dorm renovation project - Hesston College
    Roth 82 of Hesston remind people that this is not the time to find bargains Don Ac56 61 and Debbie Diller of Phoenix Ariz place a bid on a silent auction item It s a tangible way to move into the next century Brenneman said The auction began with the sale and resale of a couple pans of cinnamon rolls made by former Food Service directors Emil Yoder and Bob Nunemacher Yoder confessed that he didn t bake rolls during his time as Hesston College cook Martha Wenger did Stan Sommerfeld Ac59 of Sharon Springs Kan won the bid for one of the final six Green Gables candlehouses Donated items spanning the last century changed hands during the Saturday afternoon Sept 26 live auction and silent auction They included Green Gables memorabilia 50th and 75th anniversary items works of art quilts vacation packages books chapel pews and college mementos from current and former presidents faculty staff alumni and friends More than 500 bidders competed for the one of a kind sale items Even as the Yost Center crowd dwindled at the end of the second hour of the auction a baseball signed by the 1964 championship team brought 800 and a pair of famous sky blue twill culottes worn by women basketball players in the 1950s and 60s sold for 100 Gilbert Alliman checks in with mom and dad Elizabeth Carlson and Chris Alliman 95 Kansas City Mo Hesston College Development Officer Phyllis Weaver wrote the descriptions for the 130 sale items tracing many of their origins and introducing the artists among the faculty and alumni who gave their stoneware quilts and paintings An Italian dinner for 10 at the home of John and Chris Hershberger sold for 1 050 A framed art piece of the college fountain made and

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  • Fall 2009 News Briefs - Hesston College
    Baker 03 David Horst 07 and Stephanie Roth 03 Zucconi are admissions counselors Katie Chaffinch 04 serves as a resident director New coaches include Gerry Sieber 64 former faculty cross country and intramurals Kristin Rusk 01 Rhodes volleyball and Andrew Sharp 99 softball Hesston College s enrollment is up nearly four percent this fall with a student count of 439 including 228 new students Hesston students represent 25 states and 12 countries Mennonite students number 192 44 percent of the student population Hesston College closed the 2008 09 fiscal year in the black for the fourth consecutive year Revenues outpaced expenses by nearly 250 000 Stable enrollment generous giving by Hesston s alumni and friends and careful budget management contributed to our success this year commented President Howard Keim Alumni and friends contributed 1 15 million to the Hesston College Fund in 2008 09 surpassing the annual goal by 25 000 The college s Partners donors who commit to supporting the Hesston College fund with annual contributions gave more than 860 000 The fund aids current students through scholarships and grants Lincoln Perk Hesston s local gourmet coffee shop has found a home on the Hesston College campus Already popular with students faculty and staff Lincoln Perk is now conveniently located in the Larks Nest in Erb Hall The perk offers a variety of hot and cold beverages as well as lunch menu items and is open 8 30 a m 1 30 p m and 10 p m 12 30 a m Former soccer coach Gerry Sieber returned to campus this fall with a new assignment start a cross country team Sieber will recruit a team to begin competing in fall 2010 Sieber coached men s varsity soccer at Hesston for 23 years compiling a 247 128 27 record

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  • Special Bible Term - Hesston College
    who could not take regular course work Bible Term students were also invited to sit in on regular classes which included a thorough drill in vocal music Tuition was free for ministers and spouses and for all others 1 a week or 4 for the term Smith and Brunk were collaborators in the campaign for a uniformly plain church as a mark of separation from the world Wesleyan holiness theology taught that inner spirituality would be expressed in outer simplicity Though he rejected much of Wesleyanism Brunk had been impressed by its teaching on plainness Attending a Free Methodist camp meeting with his brother Joe George was convicted of the carnal nature of the necktie He launched a vigorous campaign against the tie and other tokens of worldliness and carnality in Kansas Nebraska Conference churches If the Free Methodists can be plain Mennonites can be even plainer he quipped and he campaigned to make it so At length many T M Erb included were convinced Erb s children recalled their father announcing that he was going to put the devil up the chimney before tossing all his neckties in the furnace Satisfied that the West was well established in conservatism and fully warned against the influence of Goshen men Brunk took his campaign to Virginia Confirming Brunk s perception the conference in the fall of 1910 reaffirmed their historic position on Gospel simplicity but further resolved to promote uniformity in attire as a matter of distinguishing Christians from the world The Hesston faculty taught and modeled this emerging doctrine of uniformity and so expressed its commitment to remain in the order of the church After 46 years the annual Winter Bible Term was discontinued An enrollment of seven during the 1955 56 academic year indicated that its usefulness had passed

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  • Celebrating a Hesston College century - Hesston College
    dedication and love for students as those in 1909 It was then that I experienced my Centennial Moment I was now part of the history of the next hundred years and had a newfound respect and appreciation for those who came before me During this special weekend Hesston College faculty members encountered many ways to recognize and show our gratitude to those in our history who led the way Through the art of Paul Friesen the music of the restored Steinway piano the drama depicting life for women on the prairie we honored the rich history of Hesston College We also celebrated our sense of community during Centennial Weekend when more than 200 current and former faculty and staff members gathered at the Faculty Staff Reunion on Saturday morning Many decades and departments were represented as we reminisced and reconnected over coffee A former staff member said it best when she described how wonderful it felt to see familiar faces from the past This must be what heaven will be like As a Hesston College faculty member I thoroughly enjoyed hosting those of you who were able to be our guests during this weekend I hope you left campus feeling informed entertained inspired and most of all reassured that the vision and dreams of the Erb and King families are very much alive in this School on the Prairie we now know as Hesston College Hesston College faculty photo Sept 22 2009 by Dallas Stutzman 76 director of alumni and church relations Centennial Homecoming Weekend September 25 27 was a wonderful celebration A warm thank you to those who came and those who helped make a memorable time together as a community of God s people connected in relationship by a church institution As its second century begins Hesston College

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  • The business of interaction - President's perspective - Hesston College
    influence on the lives of many students who have taken their places in leadership across the country and around the world David LeVan is a newer face to Hesston College bringing a strong academic background along with teaching and leadership experience He is already gaining a reputation as a fine instructor Along with Bill and David Vickie Andres as chair of the department and Bob Harder and Lorna Harder as instructors give us a strong diverse faculty Sarah Lederman is one example of a student leader whose entire family has been influenced by their experience at Hesston College In this academic year I have met with successful business leaders from Washington to Florida and points between who tell moving stories of their formative experiences here I often wish I could somehow capture those stories and bring them back in the same form to encourage our faculty It is appropriate that we focus our attention on faculty and students rather than facilities equipment or even programs At its best and most basic education occurs at the interaction points between teacher and student At Hesston College we add the value of personal attention opportunities for internships and project based learning and interactions with people who are active and successful in their fields One example may illustrate what I have attempted to share above In the fall of 2009 eight students along with Vickie Andres and Bill Mason attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates annual convention in San Jose Calif They were able to interact with business leaders from all economic sectors and parts of the country as well as attend fine programs Each year MEDA holds a case competition with entries from Mennonite colleges At this convention the winning entry was Eastern Mennonite University whose entire team was made up of students

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  • Business Department focuses on market and student needs - Hesston College
    understandings form the solid base of the Business and Computer Information Technology Division and are designed for the four year transfers Andres and other instructors help all students including those moving directly into jobs learn hands on business and computer skills Newcomer for example spent two months last summer at Harper Kan Industries Inc in an internship supervised by co owner Heber Ramer 75 and former Hesston College instructor I redesigned their manuals making them more appealing for their dealers I used Adobe InDesign a little bit of Photoshop some Illustrator Adobe PDF files Newcomer says Faculty member Bob Harder center works with Alan Leichty freshman Wakarusa Ind Knowing how to use appropriate computer software tools is just one of the Business Program s outcomes Students are also expected to understand the free market system including entrepreneurship and be able to talk about the differences in the global economic market They create business plans and show they can manage various business operations They assess career options and personal strengths I enjoy the business field because there are so many career options available in business yet all begin with a set of common core courses Andres says Business majors continue to study accounting and other required courses as they have since the 1970s when the program began But the department has adapted through the years to meet the needs of Hesston College students in general many who come in with little job experience or who are undecided on their majors Recent changes in the program have included the addition of the Exploring Business course which offers students a broad sweep of the department The course is ideally suited for students still deciding on a degree focus and those with few high school business courses Business courses are also compatible in combination with other programs such as Aviation or Disaster Management Another addition is the Personal Finance course which according to Andres responded to students needs when the economic drop hit that negative 1 savings nationwide In this course students learn about personal taxes investment choices the stock market savings options insurance and budgeting Faculty member Vickie Andres leads students in a class exercise In the Business Communications course students do mock interviews and prepare for presentations or proposals During spring semester students in the Desktop Publications course produced documents for area businesses Entrepreneurship students taught by David LeVan launched a couple of short term on campus businesses During the year other out of class experiences include regular trips to the annual MEDA Mennonite Economic Development Associates conventions for as many as 10 or 12 business students Hesston students attending the convention are regularly the largest college delegation at these meetings The annual business department dinner encourages the students in leadership and lets them hear from guest speakers not only at the dinner but during classes Last fall the dinner s theme focused on the international fair trade organization Ten Thousand Villages Summer internships like the one Newcomer participated in at Harper

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  • Scholarship for sophomores honors faculty member Bill Mason - Hesston College
    for personal accolades Mason simply says I feel honored Bill is a wonderful mentor for many students at Hesston College and in the Business Department says Vickie Andres department chair He makes himself available to students and I often find him discussing either his business or personal insights and experiences with them Students in Bill Mason s Business Seminar toured several businesses this spring including Harper Industries in Harper Kan The tour included lunch and presentations by several Harper administrators and staff When you ask those Mason has mentored you get a clearer picture of who he is and the legacy he s left with his students Take John Sharp 73 for instance The history professor was never enrolled in one of Mason s courses rather he learned from him as a part of the Student Services staff that Mason supervised in the early 1970s when the college was going through significant changes Students are a lot like people was a memorable phrase Sharp recalls That meant we were on staff to value respect and serve them and yes treat them like people It s something he carries with him to the classroom today Since students are a lot like people each is unique and I view each as a person of value deserving of my respect and from whom I can learn as well as teach Pam Brenneman 83 Weaver was a student worker for Mason when he was director of Student Services and was struck by the trust he instilled in her and the ways he challenged others to think outside the box The biggest influence for me was the emphasis on customer service and the way to treat others both from a moral and ethical point of view as a way to distinguish myself and my business Weaver says In 1983 Mason left his work at Hesston to start a consulting company During that time he did some consulting for the college but it was 13 years before he came back to teach part time as a retirement activity Lavonne Roth 72 Mullet was a first year student in fall 1970 which was also Mason s first semester Mullet was not a business major however the two connected and she became a marketing student several years later as part of her journey that took her to a top level management position at Compaq Computers She recalls being invited to teach Marketing at Hesston in the spring of 2000 I told them I would only do it if I could team teach with Bill Mullet says We did three or four courses together One student wrote on their course feedback Bill is wise I think that s an accurate representation of who he is and how his students perceive him In particular Mullet values the way Mason combines the importance of relationships with critical thinking It s not often that I ve met people who are able to bring those two things together Mullet says He has great

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